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In the Commons MPs are now debating a Labour motion on the Grenfell Tower fire which, among other things, calls upon the government to honour its promise to permanently rehouse all the survivors by 14 June, the first anniversary of the disaster.
James Brokenshire, the new housing secretary, told the Commons that not all survivors would be rehoused within 12 months. As the Press Association reports, he said of the 210 households in need of a new home, 201 have accepted offers of temporary or permanent accommodation. Of this number 138 have moved in, 64 into temporary accommodation and 74 into permanent accommodation. Brokenshire said:
While progress has been made, there is no question that this has been too slow. As a result, some households will still be in emergency accommodation in June.
It was always going to be a challenge to respond to an unprecedented tragedy on this scale, it has taken time to purchase suitable homes, adapt and refurbish them to meet people’s needs and the higher safety standards, but this is clearly not good enough.
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